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Ticos take out Italy; reach knockout round

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses' refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US expects to see best of Ronaldo, Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ambrose seeks 1st career Sonoma win

SONOMA (AP) - Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No stopping fans during anthems

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - Go ahead, FIFA, stop the music if you want. Fans will keep singing anyway.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tragedy fuels Nigerians

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Stephen Keshi's Nigeria squad wants more than just three points against Bosnia-Herzegovina to revive its World Cup campaign on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France in full control after routing Swiss

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - France is striking at the World Cup again, this time in a way the fans back home will approve of.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Security tightens for sunday match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Six hundred additional military police will be assigned to Sunday's World Cup match at Rio's Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium's media center before the last game.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Torre chides Ortiz over ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn't agree with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wie rallies for 3-shot lead in Women’s Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie is becoming a regular contender in major championships, only now as an adult.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon champ gets favorable draw

LONDON (AP) - The draw for Wimbledon was relatively kind to defending champion Andy Murray. It was a lot more daunting for top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

June 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s extended lead in AL west

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Catcher teary eyed during no-no

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


The Americanization of Jurgen Klinsmann

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 years old and playing for his hometown Stuttgarter Kickers in Germany's second division when he touched down in the United States for the first time.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers quarterback heeds coach’s warning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh delivered a simple but emphatic message to his players as they gathered in a circle at the end of the team's three-day minicamp.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Busch shows usual speed in recovery

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Walking gingerly, his mood upbeat, Kyle Busch climbed back into his race car for the first time in almost three months.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy, Mickelson chasing Simpson, Streb at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Webb Simpson has plenty of hometown knowledge when it comes to playing Quail Hollow Club.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Feliciano, Valles

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed fourth-round offensive lineman Jon Feliciano and sixth-round defensive end Max Valles to four-year contracts.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bowman training at 49ers rookie minicamp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman walked off the practice field after working out with the rookies and gave a thumbs up and a smile.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum struggles, Byrd leads Reds over Giants

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tim Lincecum was slipping around on the mound - even slid to his knee on one delivery. Something bad seems to happen to the Giants when they visit Cincinnati.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers and Broncos announce joint practices

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos will hold joint practices in the lead-up to their Aug. 29 preseason game in Denver.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL commissioner to hear Brady suspension appeal

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night he will personally hear the suspension appeal of Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who challenged the league's punishment for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


James struggles, Cavaliers still advance past Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James struggled to score 15 points, Kyrie Irving limped off the court and Cleveland still beat Chicago 94-73 on Thursday night to clinch their Eastern Conference semifinal series in six games.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Can Derby winner American Pharoah become next idol?

BALTIMORE (AP) - From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert's barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he's a champion in the making.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Hawks try to close out series, advance

The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks have regained control of their respective series, doing their best to restore order in the NBA playoffs.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Streb takes 1st-round lead in Wells Fargo championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Robert Streb shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed and Kevin Chappell after the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish races to 3rd Tour of California stage victory

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish raced his third Tour of California stage victory and Latvia's Tom Skujins retained the overall lead Thursday in the rainy fifth stage.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Catcher won’t get bowled over in All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) - One of the most famous All-Star endings won't be repeated when the game returns to Cincinnati this summer.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors to Game 5 win vs Grizzlies

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy performance, Klay Thompson snapped out of his shooting funk and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants can’t pull out another squeaker, lose to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have been superb in one-run games to start the year.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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